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#2975381 - 10/10/12 08:18 AM "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo
Grizzly Johnson
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Officials in Illinois' Cook County are eyeing a so-called "violence tax" on guns and ammo -- a move aimed at curbing violence and closing the budget gap, but one that's drawing a rebuke from the gun lobby.

MyFoxChicago.com reports that homicides in Chicago are up 25 percent this year, and some officials in surrounding Cook County are looking to use such a tax to curb the number of guns in circulation.

But NRA lobbyist Todd Vandermyde told the Chicago Sun-Times it's "just another example of the blame game."

"Chicago and Cook County has a gun violence problem, Chicago's got a high high school drop-out rate, they've got a drug problem, they've got a gang problem, but they want to make legal gun owners, guys like me, the scapegoat," he said.

The Sun-Times reports that Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is leading the charge for the tax, though the specific amount is unclear.

Preckwinkle Chief of Staff Kurt Summers told the Sun-Times that while it wouldn't "popular" with the gun lobby, "it is consistent with our commitment to pursuing violence reduction in the city and in the county."

A Cook County proposal in 2007 for a bullet tax was ultimately defeated.



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#2975542 - 10/10/12 10:13 AM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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The next step should be a "Stupidity Tax".
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#2975560 - 10/10/12 10:22 AM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: de novo]
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Good luck getting any taxes from gang members and thieves.
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#2975580 - 10/10/12 10:40 AM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: iowavf]
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Illinois huh? Hmmmmm , how strange...NOT! \:\/
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#2975589 - 10/10/12 10:47 AM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: iowavf]
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 Originally Posted By: iowavf
Good luck getting any taxes from gang members and thieves.


Exactly! Lesseeeee... law-abiding citizens purchase guns and ammo, pay the tax. Thugs break in steal their weapons and commit violent acts with them.

Makes PERFECT sense... if you're a liberal.
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#2975839 - 10/10/12 01:57 PM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: Pic IN the Casa]
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Sometimes you feel like you just cant take any more stupid!
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#2975949 - 10/10/12 03:05 PM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: Dale3]
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What is needed is a stupid people getting nailed tax. People breeding stupid people. If this is offensive please remove.
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#2976047 - 10/10/12 04:28 PM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: Encore Eye Candy]
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Chicago is broke. The whole STATE is broke. With ideas like this is it any wonder??

This is the result of yeardms of Dim rule.
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#2976134 - 10/10/12 05:55 PM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: Crappie Luck]
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Makes perfect sense if you don't think about it...
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#2976236 - 10/10/12 07:00 PM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: infoman jr.]
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They should just hand out guns to everyone in Chicago like they did in Mexico
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